‘A beautiful day’ was the display on my colleague’s MSN; his reason for the beautiful day being the completion of drawings for the client’s approval. The drawings were completed and printed out on time, and it was a happy day, for him, the team and all of us. The client was happy too, and that capped it.
The next day was ‘a beautiful day 2,’ on his MSN. So, drawings were already delivered. What attributed to the beautiful day then?
It was last Saturday that we had to return office to continue on the drawings. And a senior remarked that it was a bad day. Bad, because it rained. I held my opinion to myself then; no point pointing out to a jug half full when the contents is perceived as poison in the first place.
So, my colleague Yeh Seh pronounced it a beautiful day yesterday as the day was unfolding itself. And I concurred to his displayed early blessing.
My colleague forgot to bring along his mobile. So during lunch time, we drove to his aunt’s place to get it, and had lunch outside Pusat Perdagangan Dana 1. As loyal as we all are to Bamboo Café, which is just at the other end of the same office block, eating somewhere else was a good break. Good food, good company. That was lunch.
Ching’s birthday is today. Yes, she’s a year older as of today. Haha! Happy birthday Sue! This birthday gal cooked dinner yesterday, and had a few of us over before congregating for MWS. PG and Dutt furnished the occasion with elaborate party stuff. PG, where's the picture of our masked cook? I know you are reading this. ☺
And so it was a pleasant evening, having home-cooked food and dining with the Voice of Light and Easy.
MWS – mid-week service. There was joy and the freedom of worship. When the Lord touches something, there is anointing. I felt that last night. There was great joy too in the presence of God and His people.
Supper was with Tham. Tham, though 5 years older, was a Uni-mate. He’s a person with a big heart. Big in terms of compassion, sincerity and a broad and embracing view of friendship and life. And since our last meeting which he claims was 5 years ago, he’s grown so much physically. A piling project manager with an architectural degree, Tham has been through a lot; his well-weathered complexion and selection of words reveal his years on the construction site. Tough job.
I’ve heard his story through another friend. It was a great testimony hearing it from him himself. After the demise of his eldest brother last August, he and his other brothers decided to go to church after seeing the love and care the church had when his brother was ill. He was in church and this amazing thing happened; He felt something burning within, and it passed through his whole body! And the fire was so real that the pain lasted for a week!
This perplexed him, but he knew that it was a tussle within. The ‘sensation’ wasn’t as intense during the second time in church although he did feel it again during worship. What put him off was the remark of one of the ministers who told him of the Way, the Only Way. A personal encounter with the Author of Life. He later on knew that it was the Holy Spirit. ‘Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men.’
I sms-ed my colleague to share of the beautiful day he'd proclaimed earlier. It was a blessing.
A beautiful day. Beautiful not because it did not rain. Beautiful even without a client with complete drawings in hand to make him happy again. To experience a day, we need life. Life, the breath of God, and God is good; His goodness brings forth beauty. To live a day, that is a beautiful day.
'From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth.'